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Poor Taste Buds Sometimes


Why are there fences on 2 sections of this overpass?

A road runs under one section and the train tracks are under the other.




note: sometimes the way out is difficult to get to.

double note: I guess they are splatter guards sort of … like those ones for frying bacon and sausages.

triple note: I’m not trying to be morbid … it comes naturally sometimes … like hair in the nose.

quadruple note: I’ve driven this road for 11 years and just noticed the fences recently. I’m slow sometimes … or I don’t think about those things very often … probably both.

quintuple note: they could have saved the money on the fences by just putting up a sign saying “You will only break your legs from this height“. I don’t know if it’s true, but hey! fences are expensive!


notes to myself #93

You are not a “mope around” person … you’re more of an ” oh well and move on” person.

Melody Road

road art

 There are three stretches of road in Japan that employ an interesting method to encourage people to drive the posted speed limit. (at least for a minute or so)

Check out the youtube video here:  Melody Road

I live about an hour away from the one in the video, and I’ve travelled over the other two in the past 5 years.

Do I win any prizes?

No!  What a scam!


note: I didn’t mean to drive over all of those roads; it just kind of happened like baptism, puberty, and smelly feet. I’ve shaken off 2 of these.

 double note: photo of the railing beside one of the roads that winds its way up to me ‘ouse. It’s not musical; but I’m sure if you run a stick along it, it plays “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” by Van Halen. I could be wrong; I usually am.

triple note: sorry for talking like an English person in “double note”.




The Way

It’s always nice to see a sign letting you know you’re going in the right direction.

Maybe you’ve gone the wrong way or lost your way.
You could be wandering around for a long time without a sign, any sign, letting you know.

Different signs are more reassuring for some reason.

If you keep seeing the same sign, maybe you’re walking in circles.

Some people don’t seem to need signs: they must have good directional skills or a map or something.

I think most people know the general direction they want to go and set off optimistically hoping to find a nice path to follow. I’m one of these people.

It’s always nice to find a ribbon on a tree or a spray painted rock to let you know you’re on some kind of track. Footprints are no help: maybe they’re from lost people!

I’m a sign reader: sometimes I miss a few signs, but I notice most of them. Hopefully I come across a lot more signs before I see the exit sign.


note: “emergency exits” never say “emergency entrance” on the other side of them. It’s not fair.